Are Mosquitoes preventing you from enjoying your outdoor spaces?
Mosquitoes can be an annoying, and serious health problem, this is why a Mosquito control here in northeast Florida is essential to you and your home. Mosquitoes interfere with work and spoil your fun and they attack people and pets. Mosquitoes such as Aedes, Anopheles, and Culex can transmit diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue, filariasis and encephalitis, and West Nile virus, and now Zika to people and pets.
Our Natural & Organic Compliant Mosquito Service offers the best of both worlds with a 100% natural product to control adult biting mosquitoes around your property and an eco friendly trap that reduces mosquito breeding sites to help reduce future growth and development in your area.
Basic Facts About Mosquitoes
The Mosquito belong to the insect order of Diptera or flies.
There are over 170 species of mosquitoes in the U.S.
Mosquitoes require water for the development of egg, larva, pupa and adult.
Only the female will suck blood but both male and female will feed on sugar and nectar.
Most adults live up to 14 days but females can over-winter as adults.
7 Things you can do to help protect yourself and others from mosquitoes
Dispose of tin cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools or other containers that collect and hold water. Do not allow water to accumulate in the saucers of flowerpots, cemetery urns or in pet dishes for more than 2 days.
Clean debris from rain gutters and remove any standing water under or around structures, or on flat roofs. Check around faucets and air conditioner units and repair leaks or eliminate puddles that remain for several days.
Change the water in birdbaths and wading pools at least once a week. Fill or drain puddles, ditches and swampy areas, and either remove, drain or fill tree holes and stumps with mortar.
Eliminate seepage from cisterns, cesspools, and septic tanks.
Check for trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats, pools etc. Arrange the tarp to drain the water.
Irrigate lawns and gardens carefully to prevent water from standing for several days.
If ditches do not flow and contain stagnant water for one week or longer, they can produce large numbers of mosquitoes. Report such conditions to a Mosquito Control or Public Health Office. Do not attempt to clear these ditches because they may be protected by wetland regulations.
Mosquito Control Jacksonville Florida
Did you know that there are over 3,500 species of mosquitoes around the world but only about 200 species live in the United States? Florida has the largest population with 80 species of which 33 can become a real pest problem and 13 which are confirmed to transmit diseases to people and animals.
The average mosquito takes in about 5-millionths of a liter of blood during feeding. Mosquitoes fly an estimated 1 to 1.5 miles per hour. Smelly feet are attractive to certain species of mosquitoes as is Limburger Cheese. Movement increases mosquito biting up to 50% in some research tests. A full moon increased mosquito activity 500% in one study, according to Mosquito.org.
Since every property in Jacksonville Florida is different our IPM Practitioner can properly address your concerns and advise you on the best service option for you and your property. When you schedule your free Mosquito control consultation in Jacksonville, your consultant will get to know you your family and associates to address any health concerns you may have. Then we will perform a complete inspection of your property to assess the point sources of mosquito infestations and recommend the best solution for you and your property.
Mosquito Transmitted Disease
- Eastern Equine
- Louis Encephalitis
- Chikungunya virus (Chikv)
- Dog Heartworm
- Yellow Fever
- LaCrosse Encephalitis
- Western Equine
- Venezuelan equine
- Ross River fever
- Barmah Forest fever
- Japanese encephalitis
- Jamestown Canyon virus (JCV)
- California Encephalitis Viruses
- Keystone virus
- Mayaro virus (MV) disease
- Tensaw virus
- Trivittatus virus
- Snowshoe hare virus
- Tahyna virus
- Semliki Forest complex virus (Alphavirus)
- Sindbis virus
- Semliki Forest complex
- Snowshoe hare
- West Nile Virus